LEB(i) 1 ⌊The leaders⌋* of the families* of the clans of descendants* of Gilead the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh, of the clans of the descendants* of Joseph came near and spoke ⌊before⌋* Moses and ⌊before⌋* ⌊the leaders⌋* of the families* of the ⌊Israelites⌋.* 2 And they said, "Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land by lot as an inheritance to the ⌊Israelites⌋,* and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. 3 But if they become wives to one of the sons from another tribe of the ⌊Israelites⌋,* their inheritance will disappear from the inheritance of our ancestors,* and it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; the lot of our inheritance would disappear. 4 When the Jubilee of the ⌊Israelites⌋* ⌊comes⌋,* it will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; and their inheritance will disappear from the tribe of our father." 5 Then Moses commanded the ⌊Israelites⌋* by the command of Yahweh, saying, "The tribe of the descendants* of Joseph is right regarding what they are speaking. 6 This is the word that Yahweh commanded the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, '⌊Let them marry⌋* ⌊whomever they like⌋;* only ⌊they must marry⌋* from within the clan of the tribe of their father. 7 Thus an inheritance of the ⌊Israelites⌋* will not go around from tribe to tribe. Rather, the inheritance of each tribe of his father will remain with the ⌊Israelites⌋.* 8 Every daughter who possesses an inheritance from the tribes of the ⌊Israelites⌋* will ⌊marry⌋* one of the clan of the tribe of her father, so that the ⌊Israelites⌋* will possess the inheritance of his ancestors.* 9 Therefore an inheritance will not go around from one tribe to another tribe because the tribes of the ⌊Israelites⌋* will each hold to their own inheritance.'" 10 Just as Yahweh commanded to Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did: 11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, ⌊married⌋* the sons of their uncles. 12 ⌊They married⌋* those from the sons of Manasseh son of Joseph, and their inheritance ⌊remained⌋* among the tribe of the clan of their ancestors.* 13 These were the commands and the stipulations that Yahweh commanded by the hand of Moses* to the ⌊Israelites⌋* on the desert-plateaus of Moab by the Jordan across Jericho.